Thursday, December 21, 2006

Celebrity Nutcase Of The Year

And the winner is... Vincent (Gi)Gallo!
VINCENT Gallo is no pal of PayPal. The online payment service abruptly cut ties with the actor-director because it didn't want to be associated with him selling his sexual services and sperm through his Web site. "They are really fascists. They should breathe some death gas or something," the star of X-rated flick "Brown Bunny" told Page Six. For years, Gallo had used PayPal as an intermediary to collect payments from people ordering merchandise over vincentgallo.com, including clothing, posters, artwork and jewelry. But he says PayPal got squeamish at him offering himself to single women and lesbian couples for prices of $50,000-$200,000, and sperm samples for women who want to have his baby for $1 million. "For them to say they have some sort of moral regard for their clients is incredible - they're a penny-pinching, conniving company," he fumed. Gallo says he's switching to American Express, Visa and MasterCard, "just like all the good escort services use." A PayPal rep defended cutting off Gallo, saying he violated its "policy against facilitating meetings for sexually oriented activities."
But wait - if you go back a few days, it gets even better:

Last February, the outrageous actor-director offered to "fulfill the wish, dream, or fantasy of any naturally born female" for a "modest fee of $50,000 plus expenses." But "bargains" don't last forever, and Gallo just upped his price to $100,000 - even though no one has apparently yet taken him up on the lower price.

But, "Female couples of the lesbian persuasion" can still "enjoy a Vincent Gallo evening together" for the old price of $100,000 for two - or just $200,000 for an entire weekend, Gallo says on his Web site. He adds, sensitively: "Heavy-set, older red-heads and even black chicks can have me if they can pay the bill. No real female will be refused. However, I highly frown upon any male having even the slightest momentary thought or wish that they could ever become my client. No way, José."

Gallo advises women considering his offer to check out his sex scene with Chloe Sevigny in "Brown Bunny," "to be sure for themselves that they can fully accommodate all of me."

(...)

Gallo has offered to sell his sperm for $1 million - although in a racially insensitive diatribe, he reserved the right to pick and choose who gets it.

"Mr. Gallo maintains the right to refuse sale of his sperm to those of extremely dark complexions," he wrote on his Web site. "Though a fan of Franco Harris, Derek Jeter, Lenny Kravitz and Lena Horne, Mr. Gallo does not want to be part of that type of integration."

Gallo wrote that a Jewish mother would be an asset because, if their child got into movies or music, "this connection to the Jewish faith would guarantee his offspring a better chance at good reviews and maybe even a prize at the Sundance Festival or an Oscar."

Un-frickin'-believable. Sorry, Mel, you're not even in the same league.

Hat tip to the shadowy and mysterious Codename V.

12 comments:

V said...

I just love news about Vincent Gallo, it's always so lurid. The phrase "train wreck" certainly comes to mind.

Also: why is he famous, exactly?

Jenny from the Blog said...

V -

He was in a great little movie called "Buffalo 66" with Christina Ricci. I think that was the first time I saw him.

He's famous because of stories like the one in this post. He's a Bush supporter IIRC and also a total nutjob. Long live Vincent!

Jenny from the Blog said...

Oh yeah, he wrote and directed "Buffalo 66" so that's an accomplishment. Don't know what happened to him after that. The accolades must've gone to his, er...

V said...

I vaguely remember wanting to see Buffalo 66, but never getting around to it. I didn't realize he was in that.

The only film I can think of that I associate with his name is that Brown Bunny one where he... um, yeah. Somehow I've never gotten around to seeing that one, either.

shoephone said...

Gee. I can't understand why the guy's broke.

Hi Jenny!

Jenny from the Blog said...

Hey shoephone!!! Hope you're doing well, it's been a while...

I think everyone should see "Buffalo 66"; it really was Gallo's baby, wrote, directed, starred. I saw it twice in the theater when it came out. It's an odd little piece but definitely had some brilliant moments. The cast is pretty incredible, I don't know how he had the clout to pull in Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke, Rosanna Arquette, Anjelica Huston, Kevin Pollak, Christina Ricci, etc. Must've been a pretty intriguing script...

Anyway, check it out...

NYMary said...

I vaguely remember wanting to see Buffalo 66, but never getting around to it.

Me too. Maybe I'll pop it on my Netflix queue on JftB's advice. (Miss you, dollface!)

But how does making one good indie film qualify you as an internet stud? And doesn't paypal take more of a cut than a credit card company would, anyway?

Sanjay said...

Heh. I am sure Paris Hilton feels displaced by you conferring this honor on him.

JFTB, I have a blog too. ;-)

Eli said...

I seem to recall liking Buffalo 66 pretty well.

Gee. I can't understand why the guy's broke.

I could take up a collection for you to pay him a... visit.

I am sure Paris Hilton feels displaced by you conferring this honor on him.

Nah, this isn't really her category. She's not interesting enough to be crazy.

Jenny from the Blog said...

NYMary and Sanjay have blogs?! Who knew?

*mwah!* to the both of youse. And happy holidays, my friends...

shoephone said...

Eli - You know that if you took up a collection for me I'd just take the money and run. As for Gallo, I've always been willing to try anything once. But he just kinda skeeres me...

Anonymous said...

How hung is he?